Baztan (valley)

Baztan
Baztanaldea
Comarca
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Navarre
Capital Pamplona
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 390 km2 (150 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 8,713
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Baztan is a rural comarca located in a wide valley in Navarre, Spain, with the Baztan river running through it. Down the valley, the river is one of two forming the Bidasoa, on the Atlantic basin. The valley belongs to the Merindad de Pamplona, a historic administrative unit of Navarre.

The valley provides the access to the French Basque regions of Lapurdi and Lower Navarre by means of the Izpegi Pass and Dantxarinea

Municipal terms

There are 14 villages in the municipalities: Oronoz-Mugaire, Arraioz, Almandoz, Berroeta, Aniz, Ziga, Irurita, Lecaroz, Garzain, Elbetea, Arizkun, Erratzu, Azpilicueta, and Amaiur.

See also

  • Comarcas of Navarra
  • Merindad de Tudela

References

  • Atlas de Navarra, Geografía e Historia, Departamento de Educación del Gobierno de Navarra y EGN Comunicación, 2006, ISBN 84-934512-1-5

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